Elizabeth Galloway Academy of Fashion Part-Time Fashion Design Course

Elizabeth Galloway Academy of Fashion Part-Time Fashion Design Course

Part-Time Fashion Design Course

( part-time / foundation)

Requirements: 18 Years of Age
This programme enables candidates to start exploring the techniques of fashion design by developing skills beyond the basic level to the level required for acceptance into the full-time programme.
After successfully completing the Part-Time Fashion Design course candidates who want to become economically empowered and self-sufficient will have developed the skills to assist them in their endeavours.
The Part-Time Fashion Design course is project-based and runs from the concept through to the design to the construction of the end product.
Part-Time students get to show one look, made and styled by them, at our Annual Fashion Show. Part-Time students also do their own styled photoshoot with a professional photographer.

This programme aims to:

  • Provide a practical introduction to the skills and knowledge needed to begin the design process.
  • Cover practical skills and knowledge needed to make finished fashion wear items.
  • Expose the candidate to a range of materials, mediums and methods of recording design processes.
  • Develop an understanding of the visual implications of the design process.

These programme outcomes are:

  • Apply basic design ideas to the making of fashion wear items.
  • Plan, prepare and manage the making of fashion wear items to a design brief.
  • Operate tools and equipment applicable to fashion wear carefully, safely and effectively.
  • Make a well-constructed fashion wear item to a design brief.
  • Appreciate the contextual influences relating to fashion wear.

The Part-Time Fashion Design course is presented on Saturdays.

  • Runs from April to November.
  • Classes take place from 10 am – 3 pm Saturday.

Downloadable Prospectus 2023

The Part-Time Fashion Design Course Summary

Fashion Design:

  1. Design for different target markets
  2. Design complete fashion looks
  3. Concept and inspiration presentations
  4. Analysis of a variety of figure types and determine garment styles to enhance them.
  5. Producing a range of drawings; from rough drawings to initial ideas and fashion sketches.
  6. Use of line, proportion, balance, colour and texture to determine and enhance various styles.

Drawing and Illustration

A series of projects that cover:

  1. Exploring primary colour to produce secondary colours, add black and white to produce tints, tones and shades.
  2. Exploring the qualities of line and mark-making
  3. Demonstrating the relationship between shape and form
  4. Creating a range of surface textures using a range of media
  5. Drawing basic figure shapes exploring proportion
  6. Exploring a variety of techniques and mediums to produce sketches and drawings

Garment Construction

Production classes that cover the skills needed to construct samples and final garments to an exemplary standard for a range of garment types.

Pattern Making

A series of projects covering the skills needed to:

  1. Measure and record body sizes accurately
  2. Select pattern styles to complement a variety of figure shapes
  3. Adjust patterns as necessary
  4. Prepare fabrics for cutting and stitching and make accurate lay plans

Technical Drawing

  1. Producing clear technical drawings of design ideas.
  2. Producing working drawings to show in flat form; all details, seaming, style lines